BBN took a trip to Droitwich to meet the newest heavyweight joining the professional ranks - Louis 'Razor' Robinson.
The 27-year-old is signed to Amir Khan's former manager Asif Vali and is readying himself for his pro bow in March next year.
Here's what 'Razor' had to say...
What made you want to start boxing?
“My dad used to box and I used to go the gym with him. Back in early 90’s, I watched Prince Naseem on TV and witnessed the rise of Joe Calzaghe.”
Who was your boxing hero growing up and why?
“Joe Calzaghe was the first hero of mine growing up and then it was Ricky Hatton when he came onto the scene, and also Lennox Lewis and Naseem Hamed.”
How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do?
“I didn’t have my first fight until I was 18 and I won that. It was four two-minute rounds.”
How well did you do in the amateurs?
I had eight white collar fights and won all of them but the standard was shocking. I once sparred a pro boxer from Nottingham and got the better of him a few years ago and thought I’d go for it.”
What made you decide to turn pro?
“I sparred a pro and thought I did so well. It was the first time I’d ever done three-minute rounds as well.”
What team do you have around you?
“Jeff Adams is my trainer, he had a good amateur pedigree. We train at Droitwich ABC and he’s going to step across to the pro game with me. My brother Nick is a personal trainer and he’s doing all my strength and conditioning. My manager is Asif Vali and my sponsors are DM Build.”
What sort of fighting style do you have?
“I’m 6ft 6” so I like to fight on the outside. I’m technical but also like to get on the inside if I see an opening. I’m quick for a heavyweight, been told I move really well like a middleweight.”
What ambitions do you have for your pro career?
“Obviously, I’ll take it one fight at a time but I truly believe I can win the British title and I’ll give it everything that I’ve got.”
When is your first fight and who will be there in support?
“It’ll be around March next year. I reckon I’ll easily do 250-500 tickets. I think it’ll be in the Manchester area.”
Tell us something that not many people know about you?
“I’m a big Aston Villa fan.”
What fight would you like to see this year?
“Lee Selby v Josh Warrington.”
For tickets to the debut fight please call: 07958 389 220
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